Learn how and where to recycle your old Ring devices and other e-waste.
Preparing your Ring device for recycling
Recycling used electronics reduces electronic waste (e-waste) and helps the environment. Thank you for taking proactive steps to reduce your e-waste footprint. Before recycling your device, there are a few things we recommend.
1. Download any Ring videos you want to keep.
Once you remove a device from your account, all data, videos, and Snapshot Capture photos from your Ring device will be permanently erased. Once deleted, videos and photos can't be recovered.
Tap to learn how to download your Ring videos.
2. Remove your Ring device from your Ring account.
- Open the Ring app.
- Tap the the menu (☰).
- Tap Devices.
- Tap the device that you’d like to remove.
- Tap Device Settings.
- Scroll down and tap General Settings.
- Then Remove This Device.
Where to recycle your e-waste
Some states have laws against discarding electronics in the trash. Recycling is a disposal method that’s both environmentally-friendly and widely available. Here are a few options for recycling your Ring device and other e-waste:
Amazon’s Recycling and Trade-In Program
Amazon offers two convenient options for electronics disposal and covers all shipping and recycling costs. Choose the Amazon Recycling Program to have your device responsibly recycled with a certified recycler, or trade-in your device for an Amazon gift card or discount off of a new Amazon device. Your old device is either refurbished or recycled through an Amazon-certified recycler.
Homeboy Industries Electronics Recycling
Ring has partnered with Homeboy Electronics Recycling to offer a free and easy mail-in recycling option. Simply print a shipping label at no cost, package your device, and drop it off at your nearest FedEx store. For added convenience, you can send in other electronics for recycling too.
Recycle your device at an electronics store
National chains like Best Buy and local electronics stores in your area may accept electronics for recycling.
Check recycling information for your state
Many states offer free electronics recycling. Visit your state’s website or call the phone number listed below for more information.
Thanks again for recycling your device!
The information in this article applies to US only. Please check your local jurisdiction for more information.